At the beginning of the story of our Diocese , the founding Bishop William Johnson among his many other pastoral efforts in our young Diocese, initiated the practice of all of our parishes having one day of Eucharistic Adoration for the purposes of 1) Growth in the holiness of its members and 2) An increase in priestly vocations.
The flyer, which you see attached here from Bishop Johnson, expresses this very well.
In recent years we have worked to strengthen this commitment and in our efforts in our strategic plan, see this as foundational to our future.
Recently, in light of the terrible scandals of this past summer and the misconduct of such individuals as Cardinal McCarrick, we have initiated ongoing Eucharistic Adoration on the first Tuesday of the month at Christ Cathedral. I know that other parishes are doing this as well.
Eucharistic Adoration, in the presence of the Lord, is well suited for private prayer, prayers of reparation and petition. Most importantly for me, there are no limits or parameters for being in the presence of the Lord. And this is also not just once at Christ Cathedral. It is ongoing. At the first one of these at Christ Cathedral there were about 300 present, along with extra priests available for confessions.
Myself and Bishop Thanh and Bishop Freyer plan on being present on an ongoing basis. These times of prayer and reparation also include the recitation of the Rosary.
Please plan to join us one of these evenings to pray together.
Gratefully yours in the Lord,
+Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of Orange